Cuba insists on eliminating all nuclear weapons;  More Cuban doctors will arrive in Mexico;  Ukraine limits transit of Russian oil through Druzhba;  China accuses the US of human rights

Cuba insists on eliminating all nuclear weapons; More Cuban doctors will arrive in Mexico; Ukraine limits transit of Russian oil through Druzhba; China accuses the US of human rights

Cuba insists on eliminating all nuclear weapons

Politburo member and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla reiterated yesterday that the complete elimination of nuclear weapons in a transparent, verifiable and irreversible manner is and must remain the top disarmament priority. “Only in this way can it be guaranteed that humanity will never suffer its terrible effects again,” he emphasized on Twitter, referring to the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which claimed more than 200,000 lives from radiation and in the decades that followed , they added 400,000 deaths from health problems linked to the bombs, according to UN figures. “Nothing justifies that humanity continues to be threatened by the existence of more than 13,000 nuclear weapons, of which 3,825 are immediately operational,” criticized the foreign minister. (Twitter by @BrunoRguezP)

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More Cuban doctors will come to rural areas of Mexico

The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, indicated that the arrival of Cuban doctors will continue to work in rural areas where there is a lack of specialists. He specified that the agreement signed during his last visit to Havana for the recruitment of more than 600 professionals will be fulfilled. Zoé Robledo, director of Mexico’s Social Security Institute, explained that so far 60 doctors have been distributed in Nayarit and another 55 in Colima, and estimated that the nation has a deficit of 154,000 specialists and 34,000 general practitioners. “We need 10,495 doctors because we want to guarantee everyone’s right to health,” said Zoé Robledo. (The trip)

Ukraine limits the transit of Russian oil through the Druzhba pipeline

Russian company Transneft confirmed that on August 4, Ukrainian operator Ukrtransnafta stopped supplying oil through the southern branch of the Druzhba pipeline. The pipeline runs through Ukrainian territory to Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, but the northern branch through Belarus, Poland and Germany is still in operation. The supply of crude oil has been stopped because Russia cannot pay for the passage due to sanctions imposed by the European Union after the start of the special military operation on Ukrainian territory. The representative of the Russian company explained that after an attempt to make the payment, the money was returned to Transneft’s account. (RT)

China accuses the US of violating human rights and lying

The China Society for Human Rights Studies released a report accusing the US of committing a series of crimes that grossly violated international law in the Middle East and adjacent areas. The list of human rights abuses committed by Washington in the region includes acts of war and acts against humanity, arbitrary arrests, ill-treatment, torture of prisoners and arbitrary unilateral sanctions. She also notes that these actions caused widespread and lasting damage. It refers to the crimes of starting wars, massacring civilians and violating the right to life and survival. (RT)